In fact, he is jealous of writers who know exactly how long they want their series to run and where they want their characters to end. For Hoffman, each season is a new journey, and she’s excited to continue the show for as long as Hulu — and its stars — will have.

“I think there’s a lot of variety in terms of [stories being told],” Hoffman tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I know there have been funny discussions about how many murders a building can have, but I think it’s a funny challenge.”

Only Murders season two follows Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Selena Gomez) and Oliver (Martin Short) as they try to get to the bottom of what happened in the season one finale to Bunny Folger (Jeanne Houdishel). Who killed Over the course of the season, the trio suffered several setbacks and followed threads that often led them (and the audience) to a dead end, for lack of a better phrase. And that’s exactly what Hoffman wanted.

“We wanted a real rollercoaster ride,” he says. “There was so much this season, so many things thread like, ‘How are they going to pull this back?’ How can we tie it all together? We want to hide it for as long as possible.”

In the final episode of season two, Charles, Mabel and Oliver host a “Killer Reveal Party”, which lures Tina Fey’s Cinda Canning and Edina Verson’s Poppy to the party with the false belief that Mabel is on a live video. Will accept the murder of Bunny. The three of them slowly begin to explain their findings, with the help of some Arconia residents.

First, they accuse Cinda of murder, explaining that she needed a new idea for the podcast, so she created the circumstances for one. Then, when Mabel learns that Cinda hasn’t, she points a finger at Alice (Cara Delevingne), who responds to Mabel by only trying to kill Charles when she gets Mabel out of the way. .

When Charles falsely claims his death and Mabel pretends to be solving the case, Cinda praises Mabel for his detective skills, offers her a job on his podcast, and even offers her a job. Told she might have her own show — much to Poppy’s dismay, as she’s been trying to pursue her podcast career under Cynda for years. Eventually, the trio and Cinda return Poppy to a corner, revealing that Poppy’s killer and Poppy’s is actually Becky Butler, the girl who went missing on Cinda’s season podcast All Isn’t OK in Oklahoma. .

In a recent conversation with THR, Hoffman detailed Poppy’s big revelations, the upcoming third season of Only Murder, and how to be part of the final phase of Steve Martin’s career.

To be honest, I was excited about Edina Varsson. We first saw Adina when she auditioned for the role of Cinda Canning, in fact. Many people were coming to us. The dream was always Tina Fey, but we didn’t expect our dream to come true, and then, when it did, it was so thrilling. But we had these amazing auditions for that part. One of the coolest auditions was for Edina, and I thought, “Oh, we’ve got to find a place for her.” So, we made Poppy for Adina, and then as we got to know her a little more, I just felt excited.

I like to find people that people probably haven’t seen as much, and then let them shine a little bit, and I thought maybe that might happen, as happened last year for James Caverli, who played Theo. Was, or any of our characters. There are many: Ryan Broussard playing Will. It’s exciting to see people move on, and as far as actress Adina is concerned, that’s what I thought I’d love to see her do more. As far as character for Poppy, that came too early, that season two would send him around a plan he hatched, and he could go crazy.

Adina is so brilliant, I think, both funny and relatable and heartbreaking and just a force to be reckoned with.

It was very detailed. With everyone on the show and the show’s characters, in our writers’ room, we have these discussions about what you need to do in the way of a lot of true crime podcasters. No character goes around without investigating the matter.

So, when we started focusing on Poppy as the potential killer of Bunny Folger, it required a lot of deep digging and imagination about what the whole story was and what it could be. I always understood that where we ended season one with Bunny’s death, that season two had to be very closely related to season one, narratively.

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